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Our 5 Top Favorite Brandy & Monica Music Videos!

Last night our 90’s dreams were lived out, thanks to R&B Queens Brandy and Monica. In case you haven’t seen their 90’s music videos, let’s take a little trip down memory lane  to watch. These videos are absolute gems when

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FBF: Our Top 10 Whitney Houston Music Videos

This upcoming Sunday, August 9th, is the bornday of Miss Whitney Houston. Born in 1963, this legend would be 57 this year. Taken too soon, but at least we have her iconic music and sound that will surpass the test

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3 Black Trans Women DJ’s You Need To Know!

I have been honored with being featured for my DJ work on some great lists amongst really incredible women, but I don’t think many of those lists have ever included Black Trans Women who are killing the game! Since I

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Throwback: 5 Of Our Favorite Jodeci Jams (Happy Birthday Mr. Dalvin)

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jodeci (@jodecimusic) on Apr 10, 2015 at 3:27pm PDT Wikipedia defines Jodeci as… “Jodeci (/ˈdʒoʊdəsi/ JOH-də-see) is an American R&B quartet with members DeVanté Swing, Mr. Dalvin, K-Ci, and JoJo. Formed in 1989 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jodeci’s members began

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CULTURE: “Used To Be With Vashtie At Santos.” What Does My Drake Shoutout Refer To?

*This post was originally posted in January 2018, when the song debuted – but, it felt like a good time to revisit. Also, yes I am still excited about my mention which is why I want to revisit it! A

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5 Of My Favorite Trans Musicians To Add To Your Playlists!

              In honor of June being Pride Month, but also in support of the Trans Community – here are 5 of My Favorite Trans Musicians that you must add to your playlists! These Trans

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REVIEW: Brent Faiyaz is Unapologetic and Honest in His New Project “Fuck The World”

Brent Faiyaz’s sound sets himself apart from everyone else. In the playlist area, we’re quick to curate vibes as a faux DJ, but Brent Faiyaz is indeed a vibe. His music holds more depth as an alternative R&B artist in

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Artist To Watch: Kaash Paige

Kaash Paige is turning ears with her honest lyrics and unique sound. Listening to her debut it’s not hard to catch the intimate moments and vulnerability that sparked the title of her EP, Parked Car Convos. The project name, a

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#ArtistToWatch in 2020: Emotional Oranges

There’s something about the artist’s mystique that’s fascinating and wanting us to know more about them. Being enigmatic with a mysterious aura is alluring to listeners. Artists such as The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, Sade, PARTYNEXTDOOR, H.E.R, Kendrick Lamar rather keep

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Here’s Why We’re Excited For Hip Hop Evolution’s Season 4

Hip Hop Evolution is back for season 4 and we, along with the rest of the hip hop lovers out there, could not be more thrilled. If you haven’t been following this enlightening docu-series along for the past 3 seasons

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4 Things We Learned From Mac Miller’s Circles

  The release of Circles brought fans back into Mac Miller’s world; a world full of jazzy instrumentals, thought-provoking lyrics, heartache and life lessons. Circles picked right up where 2018’s Swimming left off and true fans won’t be disappointed in

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LISTEN: #ONE16GOAT A Mixtape Celebrating Birthday Bae’s – Aaliyah, Sade, FKA Twigs & Kate Moss

  Today is the 2 year anniversary of my mixtape – #ONE16GOAT. It was 2 years ago when I discovered that Aaliyah, Sade, FKA Twigs and Kate Moss (just a few of the most enchanting and godly women to walk

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Sticks & Stones: It’s Time to be Kind to Celebrities

We’ve improperly assumed that being a celebrity means you don’t have any problems. The happiness from money, fame, and prestige, should put you on such a high that nothing can bring you down. FALSE. In this day and age, where

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Yasiin Bey Brings New Album Negus To Brooklyn Museum

Earlier this month Yasiin Bey aka as Mos Def quietly debuted his new album Negas (pronounced neh-goose) as a multi-media installation at the Brooklyn Museum. Over the years Mos Def has given us profound lyrics with blended sounds of rock

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Kehlani Drops New Single, “You Know Wassup” And Define Todays Era of R&B

  Despite many opposing opinions, music should evolve and adapt to changing times. Keeping that in mind, it’s safe to say that we are currently living in an era of contemporary-alternative R&B. Over the years the sound of rhythm and

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Why We’re Patiently Waiting For A Kids See Ghosts Sequal

There has been a lot of speculation of a sequel since the summer 2018 release of Kids See Ghosts, the album by creative duo Kid Cudi and Kanye West. The album marked a milestone in hip-hop history, as a creative

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Hulu Premiers Original Series Wu-Tang: An American Saga

This year is truly proving to be the year of the Wu. With the success of Showtime’s documentary Of Mics and Men and now Hulu’s original series Wu-Tang: An American Saga, the stories of the Wu-Tang Clan have been laid

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How Megan Thee Stallion is Changing the Beauty Standard

The beauty standard for women in the rap game seems to get more unreachable as the years go by. It has always been difficult for women to reach the beauty standard, but now it is nearly impossible. When Nicki Minaj

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5 Things We Learned From Summer Walker & Ari Lennox’s #OverIt Chat

Summer Walker got real with fellow R&B songstresses Ari Lennox in a new video titled Over It on Apple Music’s Beats 1. The two discussed what they’re in to and what they’re over, including waxing, monogamy, men, plastic surgery, and

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7 Rappers From The Rolling Loud NY Lineup That Are Health Conscious

The Rolling Loud festival is coming to NY this October. In just a few weeks Citi Field in Queens will be packed with rappers, artists and tons of festival-goers. The shows will be headlined by big artists like Travis Scott,

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Here’s Why Women Love Lizzo

Lizzo is the outspoken, self-loving pop icon the industry and the world needs right now. Through her music, she tells her story, the ups and downs of her life and the rollercoaster ride to success her career has been. You

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#VashtieMusic: Crystal Tamar Releases “U Gon Love Me” BTS Video

Houston’s own Crystal Tamar recently released a BTS look of her soon to be released music video for “U Gone Love Me.” “U Gon Love Me” is the second single from the R&B singer’s debut album. The 46-second teaser shows

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#WorldMusicWednesday – Nigeria’s Newest Afrobeats Star, Joeboy’s New Single “Beginning”

Joeboy, the Nigerian singer known for the Summer smash “Baby,” is back with his new single “Beginning,” produced by Killertunes.  Nigerian music is permeating the airwaves bringing international attention to afrobeats artists such as Davido, Burna Boy and now newly

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#VashtieMusic: Cuco’s Drops His Debut Album ‘Para Mi’

The 1st generation Mexican producer/singer/rapper/artist known as Cuco has been making waves underground since early 2016. Though you may not have heard his psychedelic laced ballads of love until more recently when he joined Interscope records and released his debut

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#MusicMonday: RICK ROSS ‘PORT OF MIAMI 2’ OUT NOW

The Top 50 Greatest Rappers debate came just in time for Rick Ross to release his 10th studio album, Port of Miami 2. Ross is a rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and record executive, and his status rarely needs an introduction. He’s

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VASHTIE’S MUSIC FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS FOR LOLLAPALOOZA 2019, HERE’S WHAT’S IN HER SUPREME FANNY PACK

Vashtie is bringing her New York charm to Chicago for this year’s Lollapalooza. It’s a weekend full of live music, good vibes and dancing in the sun. Fun fact, this is a first for her, as she’s never been to

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Loyal Duce Drops Visual For “Uncensored” With A Cameo From Va$htie

Today, New York rapper Loyal Duce dropped his visual for “Uncensored” which features lyrics about Vashtie. The video has a special cameo from our girl as well, peep Vashties video girl moment below:

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Kid Cudi Announces ‘Entergalactic” Album With A Kenya Barris Netflix Series

Kid Cud announced his upcoming album Entergalatic, is set for 2020 and will soundtrack his new adult animated series by Netflix. The multi creative Cudi will star in, write, and executive produce the series.  He’s teamed up with with Black-ish creator and Girls Trip

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#WorldMusicWednesday: Rosalía The Postmodern Flamenco Popstar

With her postmodern flamenco pop, Spanish singer-songwriter, Rosalía is taking over the global music scene.  In 2017 she came out with her debut album  “Los Ángeles” which she collaborated with producer, musician Raül Refree. After releasing several singles since then, last year she dropped her sophomore album “El

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#MusicMondays: Get To Know Sevana, The Next Big Star Of In.Digg.Nation Collective

Last Friday, Sevana debuted her brand new single “Nobody Man” accompanied with a vibrant 90’s inspired music video directed by Wade Rhoden. The song is an ode to the audacious concept of being in a faithful relationship. Singer and dancer,

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#VashtieMusic: A Journey Through Jamaica In Lila Iké’s “Where I’m Coming From” Video

Jamaica’s fast rising singer, Lila Iké, just released a visual for her fourth and latest single “Where I’m Coming From”.  She’s one of the freshest new voices on the scene and the latest addition to In.Digg.Nation Collective, a record label

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#WomenCrushinItWednesday: It’s a Whack World & We’re Just Living In It With Tierra Whack

Tierra Whack has rapidly and undeniably taken the Contemporary Rap & R&B scene by storm. In what feels like just a year, she has received widespread acclaim for her theatrical approach to music and standout visuals. Whack World, Tierra’s 2018

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#VashtieMusic: Danish Artist Emil Stabil & Gucci Mane Drop “En Sang”

“En Sang” by Danish rapper, Emil Stabil featuring American rapper Gucci Mane just dropped!  An unexpected collab, however, Emil has been a fan of Gucci Mane for several years. Check out the new release below for tropical vibes that’ll keep

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#VashtieMusic: A VDC Summer Playlist

If you’re anything like me and need a playlist for everything, including workouts, car rides, and mini pregames with your friends before a night out; then you’ve come to the right place.  The VDC team and I put together a

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‘Of Mics and Men’: Showtime’s Wu-Tang Clan Docu-Series Gives Us An In-Depth Look On The Groups Legacy & Cultural Impact

It is not easy to create a legacy and cultural impact that lives throughout multiple eras of music. So many new hip hop groups within New York City had come and gone, and we’ll never hear of them again. For

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Megan Thee Stallion’s Mini Documentary on Apple Music’s Up Next Series

H-town’s hottie, Megan Thee Stallion, has a mini documentary on Apple Music’s Up Next series as their artist of the month.  In the film she speaks on growing up on the South side of Houston, when she first started writing

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“New” Artists That Will Have You in The Feels Like It’s The 90’s

What comes to mind when you hear the term “R&B”? Is it a flashback to your parent’s backseat while they play Marvin Gaye and ask, “what you know about this”? Or is it crippling heartbreak, vulnerability, and a romance that

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My 5 Favorite Scandinavian Songstresses Slaying the Charts!

As some of you may know, I am dating a Dane…a man from Denmark…Copenhagen to be exact. Naturally, I am so curious about him and his country – but also his area of the world, known as Scandinavia. As a

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#VashtieMusic: GETOVERHER Premieres New Visual For “DIRTY BLONDE” AND ANAVY BLUE EP

His new song “Dirty Blonde” is a bittersweet serenade about the stunning archetype who charms your heart and plays with your emotions simply for the attention and validation.  Produced by himself and his music producer, Mountain, sonically the single pays

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It’s Going to Be a Hot Girl Summer: How Megan Thee Stallion’s New Album “Fever” is Having Us All Want to Drive the Boat all Summer 2019

If you’re on social media just as much as I am and simply haven’t been living under a rock for the past few weeks , then you should know how HOT this summer is going to be (pun intended). Meg

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